A Soupy End of the Week

A cold, wet, and overcast Friday. If I didn’t have to work, I’d have spent it catching up on television shows or reading a book or two.  But I don’t have that luxury, so I did what I normally do on days like this – I slapped a smile on my face and did my…

Operation Finish the Book

After realizing how long it’d taken me to finish Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, I decided to see what else was on my bookshelf that I’d been reading in slow motion.  Well, ten months ago, I picked up a copy of Selwyn Raab’s, Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America’s Most Powerful Mafia Empires…

In the Kitchen Again

Doing some cooking! A local store makes chicken-filled ravioli, so I thought we’d give them a try.  I’ve had cheese and beef raviolis, but never with chicken, so I was curious.  And since the Little Woman loves ravioli regardless of filling, I knew that she’d love them, too. So I prepared the ravioli as instructed…

Tell Me A Story

This week I managed to get something that I’d wanted for a while but had no clue on how to go about getting it – namely, a map of Middle Earth.  I am not much of a Tolkien fan; I’ve started Lord of the Rings three separate times and I always lose interest at the…